February 15th, 2012

Mayo Clinic: Brain injuries far more common than previously thought

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Lourdes High School senior Hannah Anderson, 17, walked onto the basketball court last Friday night just long enough for the tip-off. It was a nod to her athletic skills, and brought tears from fans who knew too well the significance of her final moments on the court…Mayo Clinic on Tuesday announced a Rochester Epidemiology Project study showing that traumatic brain injuries are about 1.6 times more common than previously thought. According to a Mayo Clinic study published in the journal Epidemiology, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had estimated that 341 people out of every 100,000, including both children and adults, have experienced a traumatic brain injury — commonly called a "TBI."

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Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hannah Anderson, Lourdes High School, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Neurology, Rochester Epidemiology Project, TBI, traumatic brain injury

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